HOA Academy

HOA Academy

Neighborhood Programs offers the HOA Academy to provide residents and board members of homeowner's associations (HOA) with the know-how, tools and resources to effectively lead their neighborhoods. 

This year's 2021 Virtual Spring HOA Academy featured five classes listed below. All workshops were taught by Mulcahy Law Firm P.C. on Facebook Live (or Zoom) and residents from all cities are invited to participate. If you were not able to view them live on Facebook, you also may watch them on demand below. For more information about the HOA Academy, email Neighborhood Programs or call 480-782-4348.

 

2021 Summer/Fall Schedule

Date: Tuesday, July 20
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Location: Facebook Live or Zoom 
To register and obtain the Zoom link, please email Yvonne Barron.

Join the Mulcahy Law Firm on Facebook Live or Zoom to share tips on how HOAs and condos can best handle common “people problems” such as in-fighting on the board and feuding neighbors. They also will give an overview of the 2021 Arizona Legislative Session and the new HOA/Condo laws from this year. As always, there will be a free Q&A at the end of each class.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 17
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Location: Facebook Live or Zoom
To register and obtain the Zoom link, please email Yvonne Barron.

It’s August and it’s unbearably hot in Arizona! Join the Mulcahy Law Firm on Facebook Live or Zoom for a quick overview and discussion regarding the “hottest” topics for HOAs and Condos in Arizona in 2021. Mulcahy Law Firm will discuss electric vehicle charging stations, water rights, diversity/discrimination, fair housing, concealed weapons, marijuana legalization, effectively using technology, infrastructure issues, capital contribution/transfer fees, reserves, security issues, pets, sex offenders, dealing with media, xeriscaping and grants from cities. As always, there will be a free Q&A at the end of each class.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 14
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Location: Facebook Live or Zoom
To register and obtain the Zoom link, please email Yvonne Barron.

Finances 101 here we come! Join the Mulcahy Law Firm on Facebook Live or Zoom for a quick overview and discussion regarding the following topics:

  • How to create a 2022 HOA/ condo budget;
  • How to read financials
  • Financial responsibilities of the treasurer and board members; 
  • Reserve studies & reserve accounts; and 
  • How to prevent fraud and embezzlement in your HOA/condo community. 

As always, there will be a free Q&A at the end of each class.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 19
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Location: Facebook Live or Zoom
To register and obtain the Zoom link, please email Yvonne Barron.

Running effective and legally proper board meetings and annual meetings are a necessary skill for any HOA/condo board. Join the Mulcahy Law Firm on Facebook Live or Zoom to learn the proper planning, agenda preparation and procedure for conducting regular board meetings and annual meetings.  The following topics will be covered in this class:  the Arizona Open Meeting law, use of virtual meetings post-pandemic, executive sessions, online voting, use of email to make decisions, minute taking, effective and quick board meetings, how the board can “shine” at an annual meeting and how to get volunteers to run for the board! As always, there will be a free Q&A at the end of each class.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 16
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Location: Facebook Live or Zoom
To register and obtain the Zoom link, please email Yvonne Barron.

You’ve been elected to your HOA or condo board...now what?!? Join the Mulcahy Law Firm on Facebook Live or Zoom as they provide an overview of the most important things board members need to know to serve on their board.  And, this class will also discuss how often HOA/condo documents should be amended, costs to amend, reasons to amend and our successful 5 step process for amending CC&Rs, Bylaws and Rules. As always, there will be a free Q&A at the end of each class.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 3
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Location: Facebook Live or Zoom
To register and obtain the Zoom link, please email Yvonne Barron.

Bring your questions, big and small… the class doesn’t end until we answer them all.  Join the Mulcahy Law Firm on Facebook Live or Zoom to ask an HOA/Condo lawyer anything - free Q and A for Board Members, Managers and Owners on HOA/Condo law.

2021 Spring Schedule (Watch on demand)

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 19
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Location: Facebook Live or Zoom

Join the Mulcahy Law Firm on Facebook Live or Zoom where they will discuss HOA/Condo bills in the AZ legislature, tips for conducting virtual meetings, short term rental issues, COVID-19 update, Prop 207 (legalization of marijuana) and much more. Watch the Q&A session offered after the class.

Watch on demand

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 16
Time: 11 a.m. to noon 
Location: Facebook Live or Zoom

Join the Mulcahy Law Firm on Facebook Live or Zoom as they will discuss the top 10 most common legal problems in HOAs and condos, and strategies to solve them for good. The class will end with a Q&A session. 

Watch on demand

Date: Tuesday, March 16
Time: 11 a.m. to noon 
Location: Facebook Live or Zoom

Join the Mulcahy Law Firm on Facebook Live or Zoom as they will discuss how to BEST handle violations, fines, lawsuits, rental issues, parking problems, refusal of owners to pay assessments and owners who make changes to their property, but don’t get approval first… they will cover it all! 

The class will end with a Q&A session

Watch on demand

Date: Tuesday, April 20
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Location: Facebook Live or Zoom

You’ve been elected to your Board of Directors—now what?! Join Mulcahy Law for a board member boot camp! They will tell you everything you need to know about the duties and responsibilities of boards to keep you and your board out of trouble. They will also give tips on how to have a successful association and get things done. 

The class will end with a Q&A session

Watch on demand

Date: Tuesday, May 18
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Location: Facebook Live or Zoom

Join the Mulcahy Law Firm on Facebook Live or Zoom as they will discuss how to effectively work with your association’s vendors. Get tips on negotiating contracts, the importance of using licensed and bonded contractors, handling disputes/performance issues and how to end the relationship and find a new one. 

The class will end with a Q&A session

Watch on demand

Date: Tuesday, June 15
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Location: Facebook Live or Zoom

Join the Mulcahy Law Firm on Facebook Live or Zoom and ask an HOA/Condo lawyer anything free Q&A for Board Members, Managers and Owners on HOA/Condo law.

Watch on demand